All the latest from DIVE Magazine this week
DIVE THE FOUR PEARLS OF INDONESIA
Raja Ampat, North Sulawesi, Bali and Gili Trawangan – Gangga Divers and Lotus Hotels have top-of-the-line resorts in all four. Take a look at what’s on offer in our new destinations guide – and don’t add it to your bucket list, just get yourself booked and go!
A SUSPENSION OF SLAUGHTER
Almost 50,000 sharks, more than 27,000 dolphins, turtles, dugongs, whales and other animals have been slaughtered by Queensland’s shark control programme since it began in 1962. Last week a court ruling has caused the cull to be suspended in its entirety – fantastic news, but will it last?
HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU…
Evolution hasn’t quite perfected the human eye, and not being able to read your dive computer or clearly identify the blurry outline of a 13m-long whale shark can be frustrating – even dangerous. The best solution for perfect underwater visual acuity is lenses ground to your precise prescription and bonded to your mask. Here in the UK, DiveSight can do exactly that.
TALKIN’ ‘BOUT MY GENERATION
13 years old, grew up in Sharm El Sheikh, dives every weekend on some of the best reefs in the world. Sounds like every kid’s dream – but Luca Hales is taking his responsibilities seriously, helping to organise Project AWARE events, and promoting the world of scuba diving to the younger generation through his Kids That Scuba website.
SAY NO TO SINGLE-USE PLASTIC STRAWS…
…and get yourself a set of our fantastic, food-grade stainless-steel straws instead! Get them for free when you subscribe to our magnificent print issue in the UK, or buy them directly from Amazon priced at £6.99.
THESE BOOTS WERE MADE FOR DIVING…
The Scubapro GO is a set of open heel fins for people who like barefoot diving and snorkelling. Somebody thought it might be a good idea to make a version for divers who prefer to wear boots to keep their tootsies warm and free of urchin spines – and the new Scubapro GO Sport version does exactly that.
WALKING OUT WITH WHALES
The very distant ancestors of humans lived in trees, and the very distant ancestors of whales walked around underneath them. Long before the apes could get their boots on, the whales trotted off into the sea, whence they never returned. Very clever animals, those whales…
FAREWELL, OLD… FRIEND?
PADI’s eRDPML was a good idea, just probably around 10 years too late to be really useful. After 11 years of service, the last of the plastic electronic dive planners is to be consigned to the great dive centre store cupboard in the sky.
DIVE INTO SPRING
In our Spring 2019 Print Issue, Jason Isely brings us a special report from the Kei Islands on the plight of leatherback turtles, Douglas David Seifert explores the final scuba diving frontier of French Polynesia, Josef Litt indulges in some Cuban delights (and some diving!) and Mark ‘Crowley’ Russell peers through his spectacles at options for underwater opticals. Plus: More ice diving from Jerzy Kowalczuk, mindfulness and diving from Ghaida Ramadan, Francesca Page‘s new column, Penelope Granycome reports on VR diving as an anaesthetic, and the inspirational young Scuba Sisters diving ahead for the next generation. Click to subscribe… and get a FREE gift!